Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1104 AM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

Skies were cloudy across the state this morning with a band of light
rain, mixed with light snow or flurries. The band of precipitation
was over the western third of the state. Early morning low
temperatures were in the middle 20s northeast into the middle and
upper 30s central and south. By late morning, readings were in the 30s
north to the 40s south. East to southeast winds were 5 to 15 mph.

A storm system over the Rockies will advance into the upper midwest
producing a major storm system tonight into Saturday. The storm will
bring a variety of weather to the region. Rain will become more
widespread this afternoon and evening with heavier rainfall expected
this evening and overnight. Later this evening rain will mix and
change to snow over the northwest then spread east southeast overnight
into Saturday. As the rain changes over to snow a wet heavy snow is
expected to occur. Snowfall of 3 to 5 inches is expected over portions
of central to north central Iowa. An area of heavier snowfall will
occur just north and east of there with 6 to 10 inches possible over
portions of northeast Iowa as well as southern Minnesota and northwest
Illinois. Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect for much
of the region late tonight into Saturday. While much of the north and
northeast sees the snow, the remainder of the state is expected to
see rainfall between an inch to an inch and a half. Tonight lows will
hover near or just below the freezing mark northeast and in the mid
to upper 30s southwest. Highs Saturday may reach the mid 30s late in
the day northeast and in the lower 40s southwest.

The weather will be quieter Sunday before another storm affects the
region on Monday into Tuesday with another round of rain across the

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